Vanderbilt's football coaches got an early Christmas present this week when Drew Gardner, a 6-6, 305…
Small Town Player Gaining Big Time Interest
Hoxie, Arkansas situated between Walnut Ridge and Arbor Grove, while being just a stones throw from Discus. With a population of 2,817, the average mean-time drive to work is 22.9 minutes. For those of you that grew up in a small town, like I did, you can almost picture it. Good things can come from small towns. Good football players, too. Iowa fans should be familiar with the name of Hoxie, Arkansas, as quarterback Cy Phillips hails from that fine village. It's not everyday that a small town produces a player that can earn a D1 scholarship to play football in a high major conference, and it's even more rare when another such prospect comes along three years later. But that is what is developing down Hoxie way, as word on 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive lineman Drew Gardner is spreading beyond the borders of Lawrence County; over the hills and far away. Schools such as Iowa, Tennessee, Missouri, Ole...
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